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An American medical poet

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:895

In Medicine for March there is an interesting account of an American medical poet whose name, we imagine, will be as new to most of our readers as we confess it was to us. James Gates Percival was born in 1795, and after taking an arts degree at Yale was for some time engaged in teaching. He then studied medicine, and after graduating at Philadelphia entered the United States army …

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